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    Russia moves to bolster Arctic claims - 13 May 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Russia has launched an ambitious plan to bolster its claims to the riches of the Arctic ocean, hoping to create a new shipping route as ice in the region rapidly melts.

    The project is being watched closely by other nations, with Wednesday the last day for any nation to stake a claim to the resource-rich Arctic.

    Neave Barker reports from Murmansk.